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Local health system to have drive-thru flu shots this month

Local residents can get free drive-thru flu shots through a new Kettering Health Network program.

The local network will have drive-thru flu shots between Oct. 22 and Oct. 27 at 12 locations around the region, saying in a statement that people can “just drive up and roll up your sleeve.”

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Who is eligible? Adults with identification. Children require a different dosage of the flu vaccine, which will not be at the drive-thru locations.

The free flu shots will be administered by nurses who will be supported in the field by physicians, critical care teams, first responders and network volunteers.

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Kettering Health says for quick service, wear short or easy-to-roll-up sleeves.

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Nearly 5,000 area residents will be offered free flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis, while quantities last

The health network stated the program also serves as an emergency preparedness exercise in the event Kettering Health Network must activate a mass immunization program.

The following locations will have the flu shots:

Kettering Medical Center, Kettering

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22

Sycamore Medical Center, Miamisburg

7 a.m. to 8 a.m.Oct. 23

Preble County Medical Center, Eaton

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 23

Kettering Health Network Emergency - Franklin

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23

Southview Medical Center, Washington Twp.

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 24

Soin Medical Center, Beavercreek

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24

Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 25

Grandview Medical Center, Dayton

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25

Future site of Kettering Health Network Middletown facility on State Route 122

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 26

Fort Hamilton Hospital, Hamilton

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26

Huber Health Center, Huber Heights

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 27

Troy Fire Department—Station 3

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 27

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